We asked Jojo Ward, who has been doing work experience with Christian Aid, to share her top tips on organising a fundraising clothes swap.
Hosting a Super Swish at your school or college could be the perfect way to fundraise for Christian Aid, as well as providing a great opportunity for guilt-free, environmentally-friendly shopping!
A swish involves bringing along some (clean) clothes that you no longer wear and swapping them with your friends. It reduces the amount of clothes that go to landfill each year and supports Christian Aid.
Here's all that you need to run your swish — some clothes hangers, one or two rails, mirrors and tables. And some helpers to take the money, tidy up now and again, and sell refreshments.
You also need to make sure to promote the event, getting people to come along and be prepared to try on something new. Use social media to spread the word and have posters and announcements about it around school so that students, teachers and parents all know about it.
Most importantly, you need to encourage people to bring along clothes they don’t want any more, but that others in the school might love to have in their wardrobes.
Make your swish even more sociable and fun by having refreshments, any profits from which can go to Christian Aid. Charge for the evening with a one-off donation at the door of around £5 and prepare to find/offer some bargains!
Visit our Super Swish page to order your free fundraising guide and poster and let us know how you get on.